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Rules for a Knight Audiobook

Rules for a Knight

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Publisher's Summary

It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of 20 virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield.

"Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable...."

Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight's hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father's exquisite love.

Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that - in the story of a young man's journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning - captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty. Rules for a Knight has the appeal of Arthurian legend; the economy of Aesop; and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could emanate only from Ethan Hawke.

©2010, 2015 Under the Influence Productions Corp. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"[Narrator Alessandro] Nivola uses grandfatherly tones - melodious, deep, and enchanting - to draw listeners in. Using lyrical tones, he BECOMES the knight who writes his timeless advice for his sleeping heirs." (AudioFile)

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    HW 04-18-16
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    I approached this book as real and didn't realize it was a piece of fiction until later when I goggled the author and background after a few chapters. I started getting suspicous after the two wolves story which is from Indian folklore. Also the Knight's world view was very modern, and secular.

    I think that is why it was hard to finish the book because I no longer felt that I was receiving some ancient wisdom like the Art of War.

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    Steven 02-26-16
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    This is an absolutely Beautiful work. Making you think in a new, more mindful way, this book tells you to make the most out of life in every opportunity and to love, care, and be thankful of everything that you have.
    One of the most beautiful little books I've ever read/heard.

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    Bass 02-05-16
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    "Simply amazing"

    Loved this book. Was told to read it by multiple people that I think highly of. I see why. Learn this and pass it on... Very good read! Short book, I'll listen to it and read it over and over again.

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    Amazon Customer Phoenix, AZ United States 11-20-15
    Amazon Customer Phoenix, AZ United States 11-20-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful read"

    lessons throughout from beginning to end. Stories to remember for generations to share to help learn how to be better.

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    Bannister Florida 11-19-15
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    "Short but very sweet."

    At first I was apprehensive about getting this book because it was so short. I didn't want to spend money on something that I would be done with in one sitting. However, this book is so interesting with how it portrays the rules of a knight. But it holds true in our everyday lives. Not only do I need to listen to this book a second time, but I need to take notes! Bravo!

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    Jim Surles 11-17-15
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    Would you listen to Rules for a Knight again? Why?

    Yes.. there are life lessons in every chapter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a great little book full of parables.. My kids love hearing the stories, and I am hopeful that it's instilling some additional values at the core.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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